Craft Remediation, is a site-specific and hands-on permaculture approach for phytoremediation. It aims to discuss how the praxis of care can be understood in a craft context, and how a more cyclical and empathic approach to materials and resources can be activated on a local scale. The idea of caring and harvesting are explored not only in a human encounter, but materialised and extended in dialogue with-non humans, particularly plants collected from the neighbourhood of Aspudden, and technology used to measure the photosynthetic activity in plants.
The investigation started at Vinterviken in Aspudden, a post-industrial site where Alfred Nobel invented an enormous revolution for armaments and explosive manufacturing: dynamite. The side effect of the industrial activities in Vinterviken that started in the 1860s have led to soil contamination in the area. In response to this specific local history, the research project explores notion of care as a way for harvesting pollutants from contaminated soil.
The project as a whole, is an artistic and technological investigation that, through an evolving time based installation, jewellery, objects and interactions, starts a dialogue about a possible ecological remediation, having as its starting point an emotional response to the post-industrial landscape we live in today.